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A Louis XVI ormolu and white-marble mantel clock

Christie's charge a buyer's premium of 20.825% of the hammer price for lots with values up to NLG 200,000. If the hammer price exceeds the NLG 200,000 then the premium is calculated at 20.825% of the first NLG 200,000 plus 11.9% of any amount in excess of NLG 200,000.
A Louis XVI ormolu and white-marble mantel clock

BY JEAN-LOUIS ROUVIÈRE, PARIS

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A Louis XVI ormolu and white-marble mantel clock By Jean-Louis Rouvière, Paris The circular white-enamelled Arabic dial signed Rouviere, the movement with silk-suspended pendulum and outside countwheel strike on a bell, within a drum case surmounted by an urn, on a scrolling vine support flanked to either side by a ram, on a shaped pediment with foliate frieze, on hairy paw feet and rectangular plinth base with beaded rim, on bun feet, restorations 48cm. high x 40cm. wide x 13cm. deep
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Christie's charge a buyer's premium of 20.825% of the hammer price for lots with values up to NLG 200,000. If the hammer price exceeds the NLG 200,000 then the premium is calculated at 20.825% of the first NLG 200,000 plus 11.9% of any amount in excess of NLG 200,000.

Lot Essay

A virtual similar mantel clock Pendule en bronze doré et patiné figurant un amour sortant d'un casque is illustrated in Pierre Kjellberg, Encyclopedie de La Pendule Française du Moyen Age au XXe siècle, p. 278, fig. A.

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